Seal Up The Entry
You probably haven’t noticed any gaping holes in the exterior of your home. If you did, your little furry house guest wouldn’t be such a surprise. Mice can squeeze through very small holes, sometimes as small as one-quarter of an inch in diameter. So that pesky entry that you’re looking for might be smaller than you think. Once you’ve identified how they are getting in there are a few different ways you can keep them out. Caulk or spray foam are excellent for closing up a hole, and some even recommend adding steel wool to the caulk making it much more difficult to chew through than caulk all on its own.
Leave The Lights On
Mice tend to make their nests in dark areas of your home. That’s why you’ll most often find them in the back of cabinets, under furniture or appliances, or in storage boxes. If you suspect that they are attempting to set up camp in a particular part of your home you may consider keeping a light on in that area to deter them.
Seal Up Your Food
This last pest control tip may seem obvious, but it’s worth saying. Rodents are attracted to the open containers of food in your house. Even if you can’t smell a loaf of bread through its plastic bag, they can. Consider investing in food storage containers and help remove some of the temptations.
There is truly no substitute for good old fashioned pest control. However, all that work your professional partner does should be paired with some in-home work as well. The best way to get rid of pests is to make sure they can never get in the door, and these tips should help you achieve just that. For more information about our pest control services, contact us today.